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Playing host to large trade fairs since the 12th Century, the celebrated Römerberg square is located in the Old Town (Alstadt) of Frankfurt. It also witnessed grand celebrations marking the coronation of Roman Emperors. At the center, stands the majestic Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen or the Fountain of Justice, with the statue of goddess Justitia. South of Römerberg, is the Historisches Museum displaying artifacts and historical models of Frankfurt. Facing the museum is a small but beautiful 11th-century Gothic church - Alte Nikolaikirche. Several attractions lie in the surroundings of this charming square so stop for a visit while in the city.
Hauptwache is popular with the locals and the tourists alike. With a history that dates back to the 18th Century, this open space has stood the testimony of time. Hauptwache means the "main guardhouse" in English and a brown baroque structure is the focal point of this plaza. The Hauptwache has hosted the beautiful flower market. So when in Frankfurt, Hauptwache is a place that just cannot be missed.
Frankfurt's Schaumainkai is a centrally located street in the city and runs along the south side of the Main. It is home to a number of museums including the Städel Museum which houses an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art. It is also the site of the Museum Embankment Festival which happens every year around August. A flea market also gathers on this very street. You will find all the vintage, arty and many more collectibles you can explore, that you would wish to own. Call ahead for more details.
Forming an arch around the busy Südbahnhof (south station), Diesterwegplatz is another buzzing area in Frankfurt am Main. Named after the well-known 19th Century publisher-Maurice Diesterwegplatz, this square is a local favorite. Come Friday and there is the colorful and noisy weekly Südbahnhof market held at place. In addition to the beautiful baroque buildings, the green areas at this platz make Diesterwegplatz much prettier.
One of the important districts of the city, dating back to the 12th Century, Sachsenhausen is sure a must-visit! Comprising of the River Main, this area is known for some of Germany's best museums and the flea market, which is the largest in the city. The many bars and pubs serving exquisite apple-wine here is a must-visit for connoisseurs of wine. There are plenty of bargains to be found here: second-hand clothes, household appliances, CDs and antique furniture are sold at hundreds of stalls. And with a bit of luck you may be able to find a genuine rarity, but it may well take a long time. But even if you don't, it's great fun to just rummage about on a Saturday morning. Check out the website for detailed information.
The idyllic Holzhausen Castle is situated in the middle of a lake in Holzhausen Park. Built in 1727 to 1729, the castle was once the Holzhausen dynasty's country residence. The Rococo building changed hands when it was taken over by the city of Frankfurt in 1923. Tranquil and exuding a peaceful charm, the castle was designed by French architect Louis Remy de la Fosse with Flemish and Nordic inspired architectural styles. The castle and its lush grounds are used today primarily for social and cultural events.